I have CS 5 running on an early 2011 Macbook Pro 15" i7 with 16 gigs RAM--is CS6 worth $200 in terms of improving my life working with very large files? Does it do anything magical that is useful in the real world? Is $196 a good price?
I been sitting on fence for a while, until i loaded trial of CS6 , as i had to show my friend how layer masks work and how to do simple tonal gradient fixes for skin.. At that very moment i was sold on update. They improved edge detection when you masking with brush, so refining takes WAY less time. And crash recovery is darn nice.. Had it happening quite a few times.
Will it be better for you? Only you can answer. Load trial, try, play, if you dont like it - stick with 5.